Amherst College Press Publishes Who Am I in This Picture?: Amherst College Portraits

June 17, 2009               

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College Press has published a new, vivid, 96-page book titled Who Am I in This Picture?: Amherst College Portraits ($25, 2009). The publication documents a large-scale experiment in collaborative art at Amherst College.

Inside-Out: Students and Inmates Learn as Peers

Amherst students and Hampshire County inmates share an educational experience unlike any other

By Rachel Rogol
January 6, 2016

Inside Out prison exchange

Amherst students Sylvia Hickman ’16 and Teresa Frenzel ’17 with inside students Phillip and Tyler, chatting after their last class together at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction

Last semester, Sylvia Hickman ’16 enrolled in the Amherst course “Equality and Violence,” which met every week at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Corrections in Northampton, Mass.

Organized as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, the course brought 10 Amherst and Hampshire College undergraduates (“outside students”) and eight incarcerated men (“inside students”) together as peers. The course focused on gender, racial and class inequality, and how these disparities are linked to violence and sexual assault on college campuses, in prisons and in the wider world. 

Artist-in-Residence Wendy Ewald Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Submitted on Thursday, 4/12/2012, at 12:19 PM

Wendy Ewald, visiting artist-in-residence at Amherst College, has won a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, adding to her long list of previous honors, which include a MacArthur Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation and the Fulbright Commission.

Ewald has taught the class “Collaborative Art: The Practice and Theory of Working with Communities” at Amherst since 2005 and has brought in well-known collaborative artists to create art with Five College students and the Amherst community.

Collaborative Art Project Brings ‘New Consciousness’ to Economy, Community

December 21, 2009

A conceptual project born out of an Amherst College art course could help fill the gaps for local elderly seeing in-home assistance programs previously subsidized by the state and town disappear.

Amherst College Artists, Students to Open Non-Monetary Exchange Banks at Senior Center and on Campus Dec. 11

December 4, 2009
For immediate release

Contacts: Rick Lowe, 713.398.0779
Wendy Ewald, 845.546.1643

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, December 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Keefe Center on the Amherst College campus and 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bangs Senior Center in the town of Amherst, Amherst College visiting artists and undergraduates, high school students from Get Up Get Down and the senior center will host an opening reception for exchange/value, a project of the 2009 Collaborative Art Class at Amherst College led by visiting artists Wendy Ewald and Rick Lowe, known internationally for their collaborative projects with communities.

Frost Library to Host Book Launch of Who Am I in This Picture? Amherst College Portraits May 7

May 1, 2009                   

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a book launch of Who Am I in This Picture? Amherst College Portraits ($25, Amherst College Press, 2009) at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.

The Art in Listening

The Art in Listening

December 22, 2008

When Bessie Young ’11, a double major in psychology and art and the history of art, registered for the college’s Collaborative Art course this past fall, she figured it would enable her to explore an interest of hers: how art impacts communities.

She had no clue how the class would impact her.

“Amherst College Portraits” Exhibition To Open Nov. 29; Collaborative Art Project Involved Students, Faculty, Staff & Community

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
November 19, 2007 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College Will Host Community Artmaking Celebration Friday, Sept. 28

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
September 24, 2007 Contact: Betsy Siersma Visiting Curator Mead Art Museum 413/542-2941 Stacey Schmeidel Director of Public Affairs